Rahul Shah has over 15 years of experience as an accomplished CFO and Operations Leader. He has an extensive background in Financial planning, Sales Analytics and Operational Management. He was most recently the CFO for Global Industry Verticals managing a $8B+ P&L at CSC and was also responsible for setting up a Global COE for Revenue and Sales Analytics. Prior to this he was the CFO for Americas Region at CSC which was a $4B operation. He has revamped the financial planning process at CSC by rolling out a new global forecasting process leading to greater consistency and accuracy. He set up a global review cadence with the EVP of Sales to improve accountability.
Prior to CSC, he was the General Manager for Financial Planning and Business Finance at Covansys which was a Nasdaq listed global technology company. Prior to this, he was part of the Global Business Operations Team at Infosys where he worked worked closely with the Worldwide Head of Delivery, Sales & CFO in giving strategic and operational business inputs.
Amar Pai has thirty plus years of experience as a CFO, COO, Sales Ops Leader and General Manager in the IT and Communications industries. Most recently he was the CFO of the $9B+ commercial sector of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to joining CSC, Amar was at Avaya Communications ($5B) as its Acting CFO prior to the company going private. After the company went private, he held several key roles including leading global turn-around initiatives focusing on sales and profitability growth, VP of Corporate Strategy, and General Manager of the company’s Central & Eastern European Region based in Germany. He spent his formative years at Unisys as the lead of International FP&A, CFO’s of Latin America, Europe/Africa, Asia/Pacific, and eventually the CFO of Global Sales & Services.
Having lived and led business in six different countries, and speaking multiple languages, Amar has extensive International commercial experience.
Victoria has over 30 years of experience as a global sales operations and business intelligence professional. Victoria was part of the global sales ops and excellence team at Unisys, where she was active in definition and implementation of the sales process. She is a leader in global sales reporting and analytics, with focus on various aspects like Sales Pipeline, Win / Loss, quota attainment, and Presales effectiveness. Victoria has experience as a Business liaison for global rollout of Salesforce, promoting user training and adoption of the CRM tool.
Strategic Advisory Board
As a twenty year plus veteran of the High-Tech community, Faisal is a seasoned expert in sales go to market strategies and operational excellence. Most recently, Faisal was the Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations for Citrix with responsibility across the company’s portfolio of hardware, software and cloud solutions. Prior to his role at Citrix, Faisal held various senior executive roles at Cisco in his thirteen years at the world’s leading network solution provider, including Strategy and Operations for the Worldwide Partner Organization, Strategy and Operations for the US and Global Public Sector business as well as the US and Canada business.
Brian is a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Financial Planning and Analysis and is credited with developing the first certification in the world for FP&A professionals while he was at AFP.Brian is passionately committed to building and connecting the global FP&A community. He has over 20 years experience in Finance, FP&A, Treasury and Investor Relations. Prior to joining AFP, he held a number of treasury and finance positions with the FHLB, Washington Mutual/JP Morgan, NRUCFC, Fifth Third and Fannie Mae.
Vivek Chopra is a Strategic IT & Management Consultant and a Mentor to technology start ups at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Univ. of Chicago. Prior to this, Vivek was the vice president and general manager of Manufacturing, Industrial, Auto, Aerospace & Defense, Hi-Tech, Media & Ent. and Energy / Utils industry segments for HP Enterprise Services where he oversaw the sales, delivery, strategy, growth and development of client relationships across industries. Prior to HPE, Vivek was Executive Director and Chief Executive of the Industrials Cluster at Larsen& Toubro Infotech Limited. At Wipro, Vivek held several key management positions and lastly served as Chief Executive of the Americas.Thereafter, Vivek was President and CEO of Aditi Technologies, a global software services company, and Executive VP at IBM Daksh. As the Group President for CSC, Vivek led the global applications organization responsible for worldwidestrategy, sales, and delivery of applications servicesto the CSC client base.